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Sleep No More
Sleep No More: Six Murderous Tales | P. D. James
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No one gets inside the head of the murdereror makes it a more thrilling readthan the late, great P. D. James. Fast on the heels of her latest best seller: a new, fiendishly entertaining gathering of previously uncollected stories, from the author of Death Comes to Pemberley and The Private Patient. It's not always a question of "whodunit?" Sometimes there's more mystery in the why or how. And although we usually know the unhealthy fates of both victim and perpetrator, what of those clever few who plan and carry out the perfect crime? The ones who aren't brought down even though they're found out? And what about those who do the finding out who witness a murder or who identify the murderer but keep the information to themselves? These are some of the mysteries that we follow through those six stories as we are drawn into the thinking, the memories, the emotional machinations, the rationalizations, the dreams and desires behind murderous cause and effect.
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Clwojick
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I just realized I didn‘t share all my library pics from yesterday 😱😵 Here are some of the mysteries that I picked up for #Scarathlon. I love having a huge stack to choose from, so I grabbed way more than necessary.... I think I have 35+ books out from the library again. 😅#TeamSlaughter

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quirkyreader
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Three more to go after this one. The Year of P.D. James rolls on. Here is the link to my gr review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2145273799

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quirkyreader
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The next one on the list starts now.

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rretzler
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Pickpick

Somewhere between a pick and so-so, these 6 short stories, while interesting and an easy read, aren‘t quite at the level of PD James series mysteries. Of course, it‘s difficult in a short story to do what James is really good at, which is developing characters and plots. All of these stories have an interesting commonality - but I don‘t want to spoil the stories. Fans of traditional mysteries should enjoy. 3.5/5.0⭐️ #2019

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dsfisher
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Thanks to my darling daughter for the Jolabokaflod books! We‘ve had a lovely day doing some reading in between running to McD for the hopeful cure all (the cheeseburgers always cured Samia‘s) stomach issues and walking the pacing Bailey. Loving these James‘ shorts. She has been a favorite author of mine. And the ears belong to Scooter who I inherited from my Mom.

LauraBeth The Micky Ds drive thru is Bitsy‘s favorite field trip. It does cure all 💕 10mo
mabell Hi Scooter! 👋 10mo
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Aimeesue
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So festive for the upcoming holiday season! Except “The Murder Of Santa Claus.” That might put a damper on things.

AlaMich At first (quick) glance, I thought the book was on top of a pizza! 😂 12mo
Aimeesue @AlaMich Hahaha! Nope, just one of the 70 billion hot pads/ pot holders that my Gramma made for me. 😂😂😂🍕🍕🍕 12mo
AlaMich @Aimeesue Well, it‘s lovely! 😊 12mo
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Readaholics
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Loving these six murderous tales from P.D. James. I haven‘t read much James. Any advice for another mystery after this book?

Blaire I‘ve only read one pd James, but want to read more. Interested to see people‘s recs. 1y
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Readaholics
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A nice easy to read collection of murder mystery stories from the master P.D.James. Each story has a unique point of view. There‘s the witness, the murderer, the victim. ❤️ it! 🕵️‍♀️

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kayceecruz
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I adore this short story collection so much! I discovered PD James fairly recently and have liked her detective series. But oh my I loooved her writing in this book of shorts. I especially recommend "The Girl Who Loved Graveyards." The prose is hauntingly beautiful and the story leaves you a little gutted but slightly terrified. 10/10 recommend.

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kayceecruz
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I am excited about this!! I love PD James and was slightly disappointed in the last Dalgliesh book I read (#3 in series) but I love this so far. 💓

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BekaReid
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Mshookquilts
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On to better things....I love P. D. James. Great short stories.

TiaQueso It‘s fun to see all the books you read! I‘m so glad you joined Litsy, 😂. 2y
Mshookquilts @TiaQueso I‘m just having time to read right now. I was thinking you‘re reading faster than usual too. 2y
TiaQueso @Mshookquilts haha... yah but not because I actually have more time 😬😬😬. This week‘s power hour took 3 hours instead of 1. I used nap times and meal times and Dee Dee watching cartoon time to read. I need to re-prioritize again this week. There needs to be a balance. But I haven‘t actually wanted to read in years, so this week was an okay oops week. 2y
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erzascarletbookgasm
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One of my all-time favourite authors. This book comprises six murderous tales with dark motives, published together for the first time.
#newyearreads #writtenbydeceasedauthor

KathyWheeler I trying to decide if I should read more of her stuff. I‘d read books I liked and then I read The Murder Room and hated it and have read nothing else since. 2y
rubyslippersreads ❤️ that cover! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty!!! 🌳 ❤️ 2y
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Austen_Nerd I loved her Death comes to Pemberley, but, I haven‘t read any other books by her. The cover is lovely I am definitely going to have to try her other works. 2y
erzascarletbookgasm @Austen_Nerd I loved her early mystery novels featuring Adam Dalgliesh. 🙂 If you like murder mysteries, I highly recommend them. Not police procedural types but more of the ‘whydunnit‘. 2y
Austen_Nerd @erzascarletbookgasm Thank you, I love 💕 murder mysteries and I will add her works to my tbr pile 2y
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Ehbooklover
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I loved PD James books so when I saw this new collection of short stories, I was pretty excited. This was a fun, quick read but I'd have to say that I prefer her regular length mysteries, especially those titles featuring Adam Dalgliesh.

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guinsgirlreads
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Time for this one! Getting through the #librarystack 👏🏻🥂

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guinsgirlreads
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This is just a section of my current #librarystack ... Which needs to be a part of my #bookresolutions this year! It‘s going to be hard, being that I work in a library, but I need to try to keep this stack a tad smaller, so that I quit falling behind on BOTM‘s and such.. 😎🥂 🤞🏻 #readingresolutions @Jess7

Reviewsbylola I would be in deep trouble if I worked at a library! 2y
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gentlepet
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this was a christmas present and a perfect christmas read. had never read the baroness before but will definitely be back for more.

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Texreader
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My Christmas book haul!

DivineDiana Good one! 👏🏻📚👏🏻 2y
Tadams4 Nice stack! 2y
Andrew65 Some good books and authors in this book haul! 2y
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kspenmoll Nice! ❤️📚🎄👏🏻🎉 2y
LeahBergen Nice! 😍 2y
Texreader @Andrew65 Rollins, Adler-Olsen and Kostova! Three of my faves!! 2y
Andrew65 @Texreader Agree totally about Rollins and Kostova. Still to try Adler-Olsen, by the sound of it I need to address that early in the new year! 😊👍 2y
Texreader @Andrew65 Read them in order. There‘s a lot going on behind the scenes as well. I️ hope you like them! 2y
Andrew65 @Texreader Thanks for that information. 😊 I‘ll let you know. 2y
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EvieBee
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Such a great collection of mystery stories! They were a delight to read each night. Lately I‘ve been more and more drawn to mysteries where the focus isn‘t on who the murderer is, but on why and the events leading up to justice (or not, in some cases). These fit that category perfectly! 🔦🔦🔦🔦

Also, meet Ollie the Owl! I am in love with him!!

#bookandtea

rubyslippersreads That tea cozy! 😍🦉 2y
Cathythoughts Happy Christmas @EvieBee ✨✨✨ 2y
Tamra Too cute! 2y
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dariazeoli I 💕that tea cozy 2y
vivastory Definitely will be checking out! Did you read Locke's "Bluebird Bluebird"? 2y
valeriegeary That is so cute! 2y
Wife Adorable!😍 2y
batsy Ollie! ? Great point about the "whydunnit" mysteries... I just read this one and really liked it 2y
EvieBee @vivastory I haven‘t! But definitely mean too alone with 2y
EvieBee @batsy That sounds so good! I love that term... “whydunnit.” Never imagined I‘d be drawn to those. I‘ll see if my library has a copy. 2y
DivineDiana Ollie the Owl!!! ❤️ 2y
EvieBee @DivineDiana 🤓♥️ 🦉 2y
Centique Ollie is gorgeous! 2y
EvieBee @Centique Thank you so much! 😘♥️ 2y
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Nitpickyabouttrains
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Short horror stories. I liked them. They had an old fashion feel and some fairly predictable twists. But they were fun!

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EvieBee
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This one looks like a good story! Yes, please.

Tanzy13 🐶 2y
GypsyKat That face! 😍 2y
Tanisha_A So cute! 2y
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Ms_T The cuteness is real! 🐶 2y
Soubhiville 🐶❤️ so cute! 2y
rubyslippersreads Cuteness overload! 😊❤️🐶 2y
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EvieBee
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Just the thing for reading before bed!

#CurrentlyReading

Lola 😂😂 2y
batsy Lol! 2y
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Booksnchill
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A new collection of 6 Christmas short tales of murder in P.D. James style- lovely cozy and eerie crime at country homes, schools, all with surprise twists. Get your Agatha Christie fix with this short read for Christmas- I so miss P.D. James and it was nice to have this to read. Also see Mistletoe and Murder!

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tysephine
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PD James was a master at mystery and suspense, and these 6 stories perfectly showcase that mastery. Perfect for Agatha Christie fans as well.

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DGRachel
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#bookhaul Small Business Saturday requires trips to my local #indie bookstore and my favorite used bookstore. Not pictured are the books Mom and I picked out for #ParkRoadBooks‘s Book Tree. I love that they donate books to kids in need.

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jenniferw88
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1. 😂😁😀
2. Harry Bingham, Antonia Hodgson, J K Rowling/Robert Galbraith & P D James
3. Volunteering in Oxfam, don't know what else
4. Only child!

#Friyayintro @jess.how

Balibee146 😀😁😂 2y
nickimags 😊 2y
BookwormAHN 😸🤘🦄 2y
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julesG 👏🎉🎂😁😁 2y
Cathythoughts 💫💕👍 2y
Cinfhen ❤️🙌🏻😂🤗 2y
erzascarletbookgasm Yay PD James fan here 🙌🙂😅😍 2y
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Sophoclessweetheart
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• I've just finished the very short short story collection, Sleep No More by P. D James which is released October 5th by @faberbooks and I have to say it was chilling and eerie and perfectly cosy. ✨#classiccrime #crimefiction #book #booklover #bookstagram #bookblogger #bibliophile #met_createchange

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Sophoclessweetheart
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• I've decided to read Sleep No More alongside Queens of the Conquest for the simple reason it's a short story collection and really short. May as well get two birds with one stone right? ✨#classiccrime #crimefiction #book #booklover #bookstagram #bookblogger #bibliophile #met_createchange

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Sophoclessweetheart
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• I also got these lovelies from @faberbooks - An English Murder being a surprise that I'm totally excited about! Sleep no more looks and sounds really good and I do enjoy P. D James so I can't wait to start that either! ✨#crimefiction #classiccrime #booklover #booksofinstagram #bookstagram #bookblogger #bibliophile #met_createchange

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